This from Education Week (subscription):
“Additional Learning Opportunities in Rural Areas:
Needs, Successes, and Challenges”
Expanded learning opportunities, such as “inter-sessions,” longer school days, after-school programs, and longer school years, should be used to help disadvantaged students not only in cities but also in rural areas, where students from low-income families are even less likely to complete high school, says a report from the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based think tank. Rural schools face particular challenges in providing additional learning time for students, such as a lack of resources and professional-development opportunities for staff members...